Tag Archives: Psalm

Be Still. Breathe. Know. Trust. Exalt.

Just yesterday in yoga I was put to thinking on a new thing.  After the 45 minutes of standing positions, we moved to the floor to do the ‘real’ yoga.  The position is called, Savasana, translated as Dead Body Pose. As we … Continue reading

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Family as Metaphor for God, the Gospel and Politics

Psalm 83:15 Drive them with your tempest * and terrify them with your storm; 16 Cover their faces with shame, O Lord, * that they may seek your Name. 17 Let them be disgraced and terrified for ever; * let them … Continue reading

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Heart burn-out or burning for Jesus?

Recently I had a conversation with a priest about not-so-knew research describing the increase of pastors identifying with a PTSD diagnosis – Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome among Pastors. She was wondering about her own choices in ministry and thought she might … Continue reading

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Leaning in when all you want to do is run away

I didn’t get past the first psalm reading this morning, it echoed so closely to the lament heard from a colleague just yesterday. A colleague who for all intents and purposes seemed to have all her ducks in a row. … Continue reading

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Joy? Not so much – but God does make me smile

12 You have turned my wailing into dancing; * you have put off my sack-cloth and clothed me with joy. 13 Therefore my heart sings to you without ceasing; * O Lord my God, I will give you thanks for … Continue reading

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“Born-again” and small thinking in the loving hands of a very, very big God

The Holy Spirit paused me at so many points along the way in today’s readings.  With each, I reflected out-loud in my scriptural journal, marveling at the questions and challenges put before me by God’s word. My first stop was … Continue reading

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O Lord God, I hear you calling! Away, you rolling river! Yes, far away I hear you calling

(Please click arrow to play so you can share with me the real sense of God calling us, letting us know we are prayed for in love and faithfulness) A joyful longing to see a loved one or loved place. … Continue reading

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Let go, let God – the one and only contractor we need

Do you hire contractors to do the work God has offered to do for you?  How’s that going? Perhaps the landscape of your life looks a bit like this?  Scattered bits of this and that, unconnected and unfinished, untouched, and … Continue reading

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Hanging 10 God’s way through

Psalm 106:9 He rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up, * and he led them through the deep as through a desert. I like this image and never ever tire of being reminded of the truth embodied in it- … Continue reading

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Love you…more

Has anyone every told you they love you more? Have you ever professed the same to anyone?  I love you more. Some may even complete the expression, waxing poetic – more than the stars in the sky, more than the … Continue reading

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